What's new in the softmodding world?
I had a Wii back in 2007 and I modded it with Twilight Hack to install HBC. I remember having custom VC games, all sorts of fun stuff. I later sold my Wii sometime in 2009.
Last year sometime, my cousin showed me the mods he had done to his Wii and how the actual bootloader had been modded and would play backups.
I just bought a new black Wii yesterday.
I've been trying to read around and learn everything I can about what's out now, how to accomplish certain tasks (loading backups, loading iso's from storage, etc...) and what the preferred method of hacking the Wii is these days before I go about modding my Wii.
First thing I did when I booted my new Wii was turn off WiiConnect24 to prevent it from updating. However, I can't get into the Wii Shop channel without updating now. Is there a way around this?
Now another thing I keep seeing is cIOS. I know it stands for a custom IOS, but can someone tell me what the IOS actually is? WiiBrew.org's definition is kind of vague.
What I've found so far is this guide which seems to be most applicable to my situation (4.2U) http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...y-4-2-wii.html
The HackMii installer seems to actually be simpler than using the original Twilight Hack, but I'm just curious as to how much of the original functionality of the console is retained now with softmodding (Wii Shop, etc...)
You are already on the highest system menu version available so far. While we never recommend updating, I doubt it would do much harm on your unmodded wii.
You can follow that softmod guide and use it to allow for backup playing, but the black wii console has a new drivechip that won't allow you to use disks for backups. You will have to use usb devices (harddrive or flash drive) to play backups. Everything you need to mod is in that guide and there are guides to setup your usb devices.
There is also a guide for explaining what a cios and ios's are in the guides section.
I found this like 3 minutes after I posted that
I'm fine with loading form USB, that's actually preferred to me. Lets me keep me games on the shelf and not have backup discs everywhere.
So updating my Wii right now shouldn't hurt any possibilities of softmodding (unless Nintendo pushes an updated right before I update or something unlucky like that).
Yea, no newer updates that I am aware of. You are on the highest version possible and have no modifications. Best to update now to do what you want while you read and study all the guides here on the site. That way you can calmly move forward and not feel rushed.